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Eggs

Volume 481: debated on Wednesday 29 November 1950

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asked the Minister of Food whether he is aware of the dissatisfaction among mothers of children under two years of age, owing to the fact that the priority eggs for these children are often either very stale or bad and therefore unfit to give to the children; and if he will take immediate steps to ensure that the under two's priority eggs are, in fact, English new laid Grade A.

I do not think there is any general dissatisfaction; but if the hon. and gallant Member will let me have particulars of any specific complaint I will make inquiries. My Department allocates only first quality home produced eggs for priority consumers, but the eggs may be marked A, B or C according to size. If we adopted the hon. and gallant Member's suggestion priority consumers would be deprived of any opportunity to buy the smaller—and cheaper—first quality eggs.